Made a note, thanks Green-ish! And thanks too busybee2' , simpleasabc and jillp!!! Wish me luck...appreciate all your help and time.
Unfortunately you won't avoid a big loss. That's just the way the secondhand market is in Dubai - well, just about anywhere really.Best resale is on Toyotas & Jeep Wrangler (dealers almost fight each other to get good ones) in our experience.
At the time we researched this, a couple of years ago, we found out that Toyota Prados are the ones which retain their value best, even when bought second-hand in the first place (IYSWIM). We couldn't afford one, even second-hand, so I have a Ford Explorer on which we hope not to make too great a loss when we leave, unless of course I do major damage to the bodywork when parking..
Thanks ladies....was trying to avoid a big loss....any ideas ? Seems I am on the right track regards brands....not used to such new cars as had a ten year old rav from a farmers wife in the uk though mileage greater here so figured a newer car would be a safer bet.
shame just changed our car and got rid of our nissan patrol and mustang to the garage.
Of those you've listed, the Pajero would possibly have the 'best' resale. Keep in mind though that if you're buying a three yr old car and selling it as a six yr old car, there will be massive loss in value. Toyotas are great cars, also with reasonable resale value, so the RAV would be a good choice too. Both of those cars have ok off-road capabilities too.
patrol pajero hyundai are very popular as well.
Certainly seems that Pajero's re-sell very easily.I had a Ssang Yong Acyton (sold it fairly recently) and I found it to be great value for money - Mercedes engine, so very reliable, and a lot of car for your money. Worth having a look at.
I have been to a few dealers without success ....budget not high but need a reliable one as have a baby. Been looking at Nissan x trail , MIT pajero, rav4, Hyundai tucson and qashqai....dealers told me ex trail not a good option as they have stopped making them so parts expensive...I really like pajero and wonder if an 2009 model would re sell well in say 3 years? Any general advice ? Budget 50,000 max .min 2008 model and pref low mileage though understand its Dubai and mileage can be high....I may buy from dubizzle as have a list of companies who can look over cars thanks to expat woman Dubai ladies!!
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